My Adventures in Knitting, truly my Yarn-escape!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Yarn Along on Wednesdays

"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.  I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! "  Share with Ginny at Small Things.

I'm reading two books now- Outlander and Submerged (Alaskan Courage Book #1) by Dani Pettrey.  "Submerged" is a romantic adventure with a Christian theme of redemption woven subtly throughout.  I'm really enjoying it and it is a free download that I found on Amazon,  just checked, still free.   Monday's post for "Musing Mondays" has some wonderful pictures of a sinking island and it's last house- Musing Monday and "Submerged".  

On the knitting front I'm focusing on my poncho for travel to the Adirondack's in a few weeks to see my daughter graduate from Middlebury College in VT. ( Technique Thursday- Doing up a Poncho and How To Follow a Knitting Pattern.) 

 My daughter Elisabeth is finishing her last papers now and I think she's ready to stop- 10 years of hard work.  First to push herself to the top to get the grades so she could be funded (her college years and travel, and a year abroad were all covered by Middlebury) and then once at Middlebury she had to work doubly hard to get top grades.  It's considered one of the most stressful and vigorous colleges in the US and last year she did a year at Oxford, England.  Now that defined stressed!  But she did well despite the hard work.  But she's ready for a break.  This summer she has an internship working with recreated Colonial clothes at Pilmoth Rock (yes correct spelling!).  And, hopefully, she'll be hired for a Colonial, Revolutionary War Museum she worked for last summer. 


Besides my poncho I have my dishcloth I work on sporadically- Technique Thursdays- Dishcloth Mania!.  This is a smaller washcloth and because of the bumps will be destined for the dishes in the sink.  The first one I did was in garter stitch and I found it too big for washing dishes- I like a smaller one to fit my small hands.  So it ended up as a "Spa Cloth" (doesn't that just sound nice) in my shower and I have discovered a secret nirvana- a soft, scrubby washcloth!  It's great.  I would of envied the dishes if it went for them.  It'd be a shame if they had enjoyed such a nice washcloth!  So I'm re-thinking my dishcloth dimensions- something smaller.  And I have an idea for June to make a stack of "Spa Cloths" in garter stitch, a little smaller and give them for gifts when I return to the Adirondacks for my Mom's memorial in July.  I think a cloth and a lovely bar of soap together would make a good gift.  And I can get lovely Yardley English Almond and Oatmeal soap in a dollar store I go to.  I love the smell.

Oliver helping again


  1. So many projects! I do love the colors of the shawl! I've only just completed my first washcloth. I love how quick they work up!

  2. I love working my washcloth but because of the small knit it sometimes gets to my hands because of carpal tunnel. My hands have gotten better with knitting since this past winter, but some things are harder for me and I find I have to pace myself and switch to a larger knit when my hands are tired. It's funny I'm figuring out what is easiest for my hands, and yet I won't give up- If like to knit something I'll do it. I think the nice thing with the washcloths is they will make great gifts.